Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Quiz

Name the members of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio.
Includes members announced but not yet inducted
Some of these musical acts are not rock
Only includes inductees in the "performer" category
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Last updated: January 23, 2020
First submittedApril 3, 2012
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Year
Musical Act
2020
Depeche Mode
2020
The Doobie Brothers
2020
Whitney Houston
2020
Nine Inch Nails
2020
The Notorious B.I.G.
2020
T. Rex
2019
The Cure
2019
Def Leppard
2019
Janet Jackson
2019
Stevie Nicks
2019
Radiohead
2019
Roxy Music
2019
The Zombies
2018
Bon Jovi
2018
The Cars
2018
Dire Straits
2018
The Moody Blues
2018
Nina Simone
2017
Electric Light Orchestra
2017
Joan Baez
2017
Journey
2017
Pearl Jam
2017
Tupac Shakur
2017
Yes
2016
Cheap Trick
2016
Chicago
2016
Deep Purple
2016
N.W.A
2016
Steve Miller
2015
Bill Withers
2015
Green Day
2015
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
2015
Lou Reed
2015
Stevie Ray Vaughan &
Double Trouble
2015
The Paul Butterfield
Blues Band
2014
Cat Stevens
2014
Hall & Oates
2014
KISS
2014
Linda Ronstadt
2014
Nirvana
2014
Peter Gabriel
2013
Albert King
2013
Donna Summer
2013
Heart
2013
Public Enemy
2013
Randy Newman
2013
Rush
2012
Beastie Boys
2012
Donovan
2012
Guns N' Roses
2012
Laura Nyro
2012
Red Hot Chili Peppers
2012
The Small Faces
2011
Alice Cooper
2011
Darlene Love
2011
Dr. John
2011
Neil Diamond
2011
Tom Waits
2010
ABBA
2010
Genesis
2010
Jimmy Cliff
2010
The Hollies
2010
The Stooges
2009
Bobby Womack
2009
Jeff Beck
2009
Little Anthony
& The Imperials
2009
Metallica
2009
Run-D.M.C.
2008
John Mellencamp
2008
Leonard Cohen
2008
Madonna
2008
The Dave Clark Five
2008
The Ventures
2007
Grandmaster Flash
and The Furious Five
2007
Patti Smith
2007
R.E.M.
Year
Musical Act
2007
The Ronettes
2007
Van Halen
2006
Black Sabbath
2006
Blondie
2006
Lynyrd Skynyrd
2006
Miles Davis
2006
Sex Pistols
2005
Buddy Guy
2005
Percy Sledge
2005
Pretenders
2005
The O'Jays
2005
U2
2004
Bob Seger
2004
George Harrison
2004
Jackson Browne
2004
Prince
2004
The Dells
2004
Traffic
2004
ZZ Top
2003
AC/DC
2003
Elvis Costello
& the Attractions
2003
The Clash
2003
The Police
2003
The Righteous Brothers
2002
Brenda Lee
2002
Gene Pitney
2002
Isaac Hayes
2002
Talking Heads
2002
The Ramones
2002
Tom Petty and the
Heartbreakers
2001
Aerosmith
2001
Michael Jackson
2001
Paul Simon
2001
Queen
2001
Ritchie Valens
2001
Solomon Burke
2001
Steely Dan
2001
The Flamingos
2000
Bonnie Raitt
2000
Earth, Wind & Fire
2000
Eric Clapton
2000
James Taylor
2000
The Lovin' Spoonful
2000
The Moonglows
1999
Billy Joel
1999
Bruce Springsteen
1999
Curtis Mayfield
1999
Del Shannon
1999
Dusty Springfield
1999
Paul McCartney
1999
The Staple Singers
1998
Eagles
1998
Fleetwood Mac
1998
Gene Vincent
1998
Lloyd Price
1998
Santana
1998
The Mamas & the Papas
1997
Bee Gees
1997
Buffalo Springfield
1997
Crosby, Stills & Nash
1997
Joni Mitchell
1997
Parliament-Funkadelic
1997
The Jackson 5
1997
The Rascals
1996
David Bowie
1996
Gladys Knight & the Pips
1996
Jefferson Airplane
1996
Little Willie John
1996
Pink Floyd
1996
The Shirelles
1996
The Velvet Underground
1995
Al Green
1995
Frank Zappa
1995
Janis Joplin
1995
Led Zeppelin
1995
Martha and the Vandellas
Year
Musical Act
1995
Neil Young
1995
The Allman Brothers Band
1994
Bob Marley
1994
Duane Eddy
1994
Elton John
1994
Grateful Dead
1994
John Lennon
1994
Rod Stewart
1994
The Animals
1994
The Band
1993
Cream
1993
Creedence Clearwater
Revival
1993
Etta James
1993
Frankie Lymon
& The Teenagers
1993
Ruth Brown
1993
Sly & the Family Stone
1993
The Doors
1993
Van Morrison
1992
Bobby "Blue" Bland
1992
Booker T. & the M.G.'s
1992
Johnny Cash
1992
Sam & Dave
1992
The Isley Brothers
1992
The Jimi Hendrix
Experience
1992
The Yardbirds
1991
Ike & Tina Turner
1991
Jimmy Reed
1991
John Lee Hooker
1991
LaVern Baker
1991
The Byrds
1991
The Impressions
1991
Wilson Pickett
1990
Bobby Darin
1990
Four Tops
1990
Hank Ballard
1990
Simon & Garfunkel
1990
The Four Seasons
1990
The Kinks
1990
The Platters
1990
The Who
1989
Dion
1989
Otis Redding
1989
Stevie Wonder
1989
The Rolling Stones
1989
The Temptations
1988
Bob Dylan
1988
The Beach Boys
1988
The Beatles
1988
The Drifters
1988
The Supremes
1987
Aretha Franklin
1987
B. B. King
1987
Big Joe Turner
1987
Bill Haley
1987
Bo Diddley
1987
Carl Perkins
1987
Clyde McPhatter
1987
Eddie Cochran
1987
Jackie Wilson
1987
Marvin Gaye
1987
Muddy Waters
1987
Ricky Nelson
1987
Roy Orbison
1987
Smokey Robinson
1987
The Coasters
1986
Buddy Holly
1986
Chuck Berry
1986
Elvis Presley
1986
Fats Domino
1986
James Brown
1986
Jerry Lee Lewis
1986
Little Richard
1986
Ray Charles
1986
Sam Cooke
1986
The Everly Brothers
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Level 32
Apr 6, 2012
can't believe I missed Queen and the Rolling Stones...
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Level 28
Jun 16, 2020
I kept on typing bobby blue band instead of bobby blue bland...
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Level 60
Apr 6, 2012
I got Sam & Dave, but missed Elvis :P. A little surprised Journey, Foreigner and Boston aren't in.
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Level 85
Mar 3, 2014
I imagine Journey and Boston will be in before too much longer. Not sure Foreigner will make the cut, though.
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Level 74
Jan 2, 2015
Journey's first album with Steve Perry was 1978. 36 years ago. It is disgusting that the R&R HOF has excluded them. Heart is there. ABBA is there. The Staple Singers is there. No Journey? No Foreigner? No Boston? No respect for this group excluding groups like that.
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Level 49
Nov 24, 2017
Besides, just as many people think Nirvana sucks and is a horrible band as there are people who think they're an okay band.
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Level 60
Apr 6, 2012
@ Raul. I think--could be wrong--it has to be 25 yrs. after the release of the first album--only a couple of more years. Though they might make an exception for Bieber (barf).
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Level 80
Dec 22, 2013
Why would they make an exception for him? They know if they don't then he will have been totally forgotten by his... hm.. what's his age + 25 years? ..by his 38th birthday?
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Level 57
Apr 7, 2012
It's a crime that Rush isn't in the HOF. That place will never really be legitimate until they are.
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Level 15
Apr 18, 2013
They are
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Level 88
Feb 6, 2015
I remember a News article that came out when they were inducted. First line was "I guess they chose a ready guide in some celestial voice, 'cause they're IN!" Made me smile.
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Level 82
Jan 1, 2019
Canadian spotted.
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Level 45
Apr 7, 2012
Come on guys, I thought everyone had agreed by now that the hall of fame is pointless and meaningless. I mean they included Madonna and call themselves the 'Rock & Roll' Hall of Fame. They didn't even have Alice Cooper until last year and still don't have Dio, Iron Maiden or Judas Priest.
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Level 54
Oct 31, 2012
I'm with you. This is more of the Modern Music Hall of Fame. The entire spectrum of hard rock is almost not even noted, but the Beasties, Grandmaster Flash, Madonna, Little Anthony and the Imperials etc are- nothing against them but it isn't really "Rock".
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Level 82
Jan 1, 2019
Dio. *snorts*
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Level 39
Apr 7, 2012
Agree completely with ShoTheVipa

Deep Purple isn't on here. What's the first song people learn on the guitar?

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Level 82
Jan 1, 2019
House of the Rising Sun
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Level 17
May 11, 2019
I agree with Kal413

What about the first song people learn on bass?

Obviously, smoke on the water!

It's one of the most famous bass lines ever along with another one bites the dust and seven nation army.

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Level 36
Jul 13, 2020
for whom the bell tolls
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Level 65
Mar 30, 2020
I think mine was call Etude on E string.
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Level 49
Apr 10, 2012
If you want to be picky, the "Rock and Roll" era ended when the Beatles gave birth to 60s pop. There's nothing particularly rock and roll about pop or "hard rock"- this is really the popular music continuum since 1954, although I find it interesting that there is a place for Blues and Country legends such as Muddy Waters and Johnny Cash but not folk legend Woody Guthrie.

Also surely the Cure must deserve to be on the list by now.

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Level 79
Apr 30, 2018
I was surprised that Guthrie isn't on the list, but there's always next year.
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Level 81
Apr 14, 2012
Agree with High Fidelity - 'True' Rock n Roll ended with the arrival of the Beatles. Find some of these entries hard to put into the RnR bracket. Notable omissions, so far, are hard rocker Larry Williams (remember Bony Maronie, Short Fat Fanny, Slow Down): Jack Scott, Johnny Burnett, Ernie K Doe, Jimmy Jones and many of the doo-wop groups who were better than Frankie Lymon such as the Marcels and the Clovers - even Danny and the Juniors! Some great acts here but they aint Rock and Roll.
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Level 80
Apr 17, 2013
but they still file music under "rock" at the music store. Except that you won't find any Madonna or Phil Collins in that section I guarantee it. I suppose in a way modern pop music evolved out of rock- The Beatles and Elvis influenced almost everyone, but there was also pop music around before those guys in the 1950s and it was empty fluff like today. The earliest form of rock n roll didn't come out of this pop music, it evolved from Jazz and Blues and Bebop... The Beatles took some of that but also fused it with the empty fluff pop music of the 50s. (see: I wanna hold your hand) So I don't really see them as a conclusion to the rock era... rather they were the bridge between real rock and the pop that came both before and after. The later rock n roll of the south like Creedence, hard rock, alt rock, punk rock, heavy metal, grunge, etc. all grew organically out of real rock n roll and can all accurately be categorized as rock, at least as much as the Beatles can be.
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Level 79
Mar 22, 2017
Good answer, Kalbahamut.
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Level 63
Apr 28, 2019
Yes, hjowen, but they were heavily southern influenced and styled. It's like John Denver from New Mexico or Lynyrd Skynyrd from Gainesville, FL. No one really associates them with where they are from.
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Level 82
Jan 1, 2020
Northern Florida was definitely the South in the '50s & '60s, still is.
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Level 48
Nov 23, 2017
Sorry, have to disagree. The music before the beatles was a whole different type of rock than it is today. More like rockabilly, rhythm and blues etc. I think of the Beatles as ushering in rock and roll: Stones, Who, Zeppelin, Kinks etc. begat Cream, Hendrix, Floyd, Bowie, Queen etc. which begat Police, U2, Springsteen, REM, Elvis Costello etc. All of those bands are Rock and Roll.
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Level 79
Jan 23, 2020
Bill Haley and the Comets have always been known as the first rock 'n' roll band in the 1950s. Elvis was in the beginning, too, along with Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis. Doo wop, beach music, Motown, rockabilly - all are on this list, too. Each drew from the other, and later music evolved from these early artists, who had drawn in their turn from gospel, blues, country, etc, but I was young when these artists were on the radio and it was definitely called rock 'n' roll back then in the late '50s.
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Level 65
May 28, 2020
Not seeing a whole lot of love for Chuck Berry in these comment sections considering he is the "Father of Rock and Roll". He was one of the first to properly use the guitar creatively and give rock n roll a more get up and groove feel that it was lacking before. He was also a big advocate of centering music on teen/young adult life and love in a more exciting way then jazz or blues.
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Level 80
Apr 17, 2013
Ozzy Osbourne and KISS don't make it in but Madonna does? Madonna doesn't even make rock n roll...
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Level 72
Apr 17, 2013
My top two people I'd like to see in the hall of fame: Stevie Ray Vaughan and Ted Nugent. SRV will get in eventually, but Nugent may remain permanently snubbed since he is possibly the least PC guy of all time.
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Level 72
Jan 2, 2015
Yay! Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble to be inducted this year!
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Level 74
Jan 2, 2015
If Ted Nugent were drafted into the R&R HOF he'd piss and crap in his pants to avoid it.
+4
Level 82
Jan 1, 2019
He pissed and crapped his pants to avoid the draft. Likes guns for people, just doesn't like them shooting back at him.
+2
Level 67
Apr 17, 2013
Missed some easy ones. For the hip hop contributors I'm really surprised that there's no Sugarhill Gang, LL Cool J or Queen Latifah.
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Level 71
Apr 18, 2013
This is only a list of "performers" in the HoF it looks like. Confused me slightly.
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Level ∞
Dec 21, 2013
Okay, changed the description.
+2
Level 32
Dec 22, 2013
I can't believe Sinatra isn't on there #angryface
+5
Level 80
Dec 22, 2013
Yeah what's up with that? Also no Mozart or Dr. Dre. They belong as much in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the Beastie Boys or Madonna.
+6
Level 53
Sep 11, 2017
Beastie Boys were very much rock and roll, especially in their early years where they combined heavy riffs with rapping/hip hop, eventually moved away from guitars but they were very much rock influenced.
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Level 81
Dec 22, 2013
Looking at the original inductees the title Rock n Roll Hall of Fame is justified. But some of the later entries change the overall make-up to a Worthy Musicians Hall of Fame. They should ditch the Rock and Roll tag altogether.
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Level 72
Jan 22, 2014
I may catch flack for this, but I think one of the biggest snubs that will never get in is Weird Al Yankovic. He has a VERY long career, popularized a genre that nobody else has, and is very musically talented.
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Level 85
Mar 4, 2014
On the plus side, he will be the first and foremost inductee into the Comedic Polka Hall of Fame.
+4
Level 88
Feb 6, 2015
You forgot 'only.'
+1
Level 82
Dec 31, 2018
Just eat it.
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Level 80
Jan 2, 2015
Totally agree. Guy is a master at what he does, has had a career much longer and more fruitful than most of the artists he mocks, and you're right he and his band are super talented. I've been to several concerts and they can play *anything* from any genre, and often better than the original artists do themselves.
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Level 65
Apr 30, 2018
I am also amazed that he is still the best parody song guy out there. It's one thing for him to be famous in the 80's when no one else was doing what he did. But now, with YouTube, you've got people releasing new song parodies everyday, and they're never as good as Weird Al's. "Word Crimes" (his take on Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines") is the most amusing parody song I've heard in a very long time.
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Level 82
Dec 31, 2018
Love that song. I dedicate it to the internet.
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Level 65
Jun 5, 2019
Steven Thompson from NPR music talks about how much he wants to see Weird Al in HoF. To be able to move in and out of so many subgenres of rock so seamlessly is pretty amazing. He's got skills.
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Level 80
Jan 1, 2020
He's also a super talented rapper, gospel singer, and folk singer/songwriter. Plus one of the most talented polka musicians in history.
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Level 82
Jan 23, 2020
Finally got around to seeing his made up Doors song. It doesn't parody any one song, just throws in a lot they could've done. Al nails Jim Morrison.
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Level 43
Dec 9, 2014
This is who I'd like to see inducted (list of 30):

- Joan Baez

- Glen Campbell

- Canned Heat

- The Cars

- Chubby Checker

- Joe Cocker

- Commodores

- Deep Purple

- Eddie Floyd

- Foghat

- The J. Geils Band

- Rick James

- Tommy James & The Shondells

- Jethro Tull

- The Marvelettes

- MC5

- The Moody Blues

- Willie Nelson

- New York Dolls

- Gram Parsons

- Peter, Paul & Mary

- Lou Reed

- The Spinners

- The Stylistics

- Stevie Ray Vaughan | Double Trouble

- War

- Mary Wells

- Wings

- Yes

- The Zombies

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Level 79
Jan 2, 2015
I like your list. I would also add Three Dog Night, The Turtles, The Chiffons, Grand Funk Railroad, Sheryl Crow, Jim Croce, Jose Feliciano, Jan and Dean, Steppenwolf, The Tokens, and John Denver. (Yes, I said John Denver. It's my list. Deal with it.)
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Level 47
Dec 19, 2015
In the end, the only list that matters is the one that we each carry around in our head. Enjoy your music every day.
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Level 43
Dec 16, 2014
Time for the 2015 update!
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Level 77
Dec 29, 2014
Green Day! :D :D :D

Where's Bon Jovi, though?

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Level 40
Aug 1, 2017
They've been snubbed since 2009.
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Level 48
Jan 2, 2015
Got 45 and I have never heard about 90% of the rest...
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Level 81
Jan 2, 2015
I will not take them seriously until they have inducted King Crimson, Yes, Siouxsie and the banshees, Bauhaus, Pixies and Pearl Jam.
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Level 81
Jan 4, 2017
Yes and Pearl Jam have been inducted. I'm beginning to think they might not be totally stupid ^^.
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Level 80
Jan 2, 2015
Nine Inch Nails is the most glaring omission in my book, but there are tons of others missing.. Tool, Pearl Jam, etc etc some that have already been named and others that haven't.
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Level 68
Jan 2, 2015
I thought Ringo was a 2015 inductee.
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Level 67
Jan 3, 2015
I'm pretty sure if we pooled all the deserving musicians who aren't in the R&R Hall of Fame, we could come up with a list at least as long as the people who ARE in there.

Still, it's a cool idea for a quiz!

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Level 28
Jan 7, 2015
Got all of these within 1 second
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Level 88
Feb 6, 2015
Wasn't Charlie Christian also inducted in 1990?
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Level ∞
Jan 11, 2016
Added him
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Level 50
Jun 2, 2016
He was inducted as an early influence, not a performer. If this counts then people like leadbelly, louis armstrong, ma rainey, and howlin' wolf need to be included as well.
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Level ∞
Jan 2, 2017
Removed!
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Level 82
Jan 7, 2017
Shouldn't there be a quiz for those early influences too? There's 32 of them. Also the quiz says "members", aren't those members too or did I miss something?
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Level ∞
Dec 31, 2018
In the caveats it says we only include the performer category. This quiz is already too long.
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Level 64
Nov 25, 2015
How is Cher not on this list...her career has spanned 6 decades and she's still putting up number 1 hits...
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Level 85
Jan 28, 2016
If Elton John gets filled in when you type "John", so should Little Willie John.
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Level 70
Jan 2, 2017
Will Hall of Fame quizzes get split up when a lot of people get entered? I won't want to sit for so long on just one quiz.
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Level 42
Jul 5, 2017
NO KANSAS???????
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Level 53
Sep 11, 2017
Blind Melon would be on here if not for the death of Shannon Hoon. He was truly one of the greatest and most underappreciated song writers of all time.
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Level 17
Oct 3, 2017
I can't believe Dire Straits is not there...
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Level ∞
Dec 31, 2017
You're psychic!
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Level 61
Oct 28, 2017
I really like Miles Davis and Tom Waits, but I don't think of their music as rock'n'roll. Of course we all have to give our two cent worth on who should be there and isn't, so here goes: NIN, Dead Kennedys, Jethro Tull, The Saints, The Pixies, Sonic Youth, Nick Cave, Bad Brains, Soundgarden, Prodigy, Canned Heat, PJ Harvery. It's a travesty and a disgrace, etc etc. It's especially annoying that the two best punk bands of all time, Dead Kennedys and The Saints, are not in there; but somehow Green Day and the Sex Pistols have made it. The Sex Pistols was just one giant scam orchestrated by Malcolm Maclaren to make money. Didn't any of the people who make these decisions watch "The Great Rock'n'Roll Swindle"? John Lydon has made much better music with PIL. I was very pleased however, to see Frank Zappa is in there.
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Level 61
Oct 28, 2017
Pleased too that the Stooges and Bill Withers are in there. Along with Zappa, all brilliant but often forgotten. I am surprised too that Dire Straits is not in there, even though I don't particularly like their music.
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Level 48
Nov 23, 2017
tried typing The English Beat, The Specials, Joy Division, Joe Jackson, Jane's Addiction and Jethro Tull...none of them came up...THAT'S A DISGRACE. Whoever is on the nominating committee is smoking crack.
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Level 87
Dec 6, 2017
12'39'' left
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Level 87
Dec 11, 2017
13'02'' left
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Level 87
Dec 16, 2017
13'42''
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Level 87
Dec 31, 2017
12'40''
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Level 87
Jan 3, 2018
14'04''
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Level 82
Jan 1, 2020
Wow, you guys are tall.
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Level 42
Apr 4, 2018
The Rock and Roll HOF is a joke! Please explain how groups like U2, NWA, beastie boys, and other crap bands get in but not bands like Jethro Tull, ELP, Procol Harum, Uriah Heep, Three Dog Night, King Crimson, Alan Parsons, Blue Oyster Cult, Canned Heat, Camel, Caravan, Grand Funk Railroad, The Guess Who, James Gang, Kansas, Peter Paul and Mary...should I keep going, I can name a ton more! Biggest joke ever!!
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Level 65
Apr 30, 2018
Because your subjective taste is not the standard for admission?
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Level 81
May 1, 2018
The point is, that many musical acts that are not Rock and roll are inducted before important bands like BÖC or King Crimson. No, it's really not serious. I would not complain against U2 though.
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Level 80
Oct 21, 2020
U2 is a crap band?
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Level 78
Apr 30, 2018
Missed some obvious ones because I didn't know artists could be in here with their band and another time as a solo act (Mccartney, Paul Simon, Harrison, etc). In hindsight that was a dumb assumption :D
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Level 67
Apr 30, 2018
Where's Ringo ?????
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Level ∞
Dec 31, 2018
Hard to say exactly, but if I had to guess I would say that he is at his home in Beverly Hills.
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Level 82
Jan 23, 2020
He ate my baby.
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Level 68
Apr 30, 2018
Very surprised not to see Iron Maiden or Motorhead on here.
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Level 43
May 1, 2018
Kansas not being in is a god damn shame
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Level 48
May 1, 2018
I spelled out The Mama and the Papas instead of using the &, and it didn't take
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Level 56
Jan 12, 2020
It needs to be "The MamaS and the Papas"
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Level 54
May 2, 2018
Ringo starr has been inducted
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Level ∞
Dec 31, 2018
Not in the performer category.
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Level 60
May 9, 2018
How in earth is Jefferson Airplane in there, but not Starship? Starship literally built a city on Rock and Roll.
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Level 72
Aug 12, 2018
Where is Status Quo?
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Level 72
Dec 31, 2018
2019 is so lame...
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Level 82
Dec 31, 2018
No Bad Company, Peter Frampton, Boston or the Guess Who?

I'm pleasantly surprised by no Meatloaf. Maybe Gary Busy trumped him behind the scenes.

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Level 74
Jan 4, 2019
14% are getting all 221, which sounds unbelievable to me.
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Level 49
Jun 14, 2019
I ONLY MISSED JOHN LENNON AND THE RASCALS. for god's sake i missed john lennon but I got the beatles. i feel stupid
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Level 64
Jul 27, 2019
how is green day on here and not sonic youth????? talk about influential. there would be no grren day, no nirvana, no Radiohead, no alternative anything without sonic youth.
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Level 39
Oct 22, 2019
I type the name in for certain, and when quiz is done it says I did not enter it. Total BS.
+1
Level 67
Nov 28, 2019
This quiz is wrong. Robert Johnson isn't listed. He is in the Hall of Fame. 1986.
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Level ∞
Nov 28, 2019
See the caveat. Robert Johnson was inducted in the early influencer category, not the performer category.
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Level 56
Jan 12, 2020
If it isn't strictly Rock n Roll, I could think of many influential artists that belong on this list, including artists I don't even really listen to. Where is the likes of Dolly Parton? There is other country music artists on this list - but no one is more distinct than her!

Others whom I expected to be listed were Freddie Mercury, Chrissie Hynde, Eurythmics, Iron Maiden, and even Linkin Park since they have been one of the highest selling rock bands over the past 10 years.

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Level ∞
Jan 23, 2020
In my opinion, inducting people like Biggie Smalls and Whitney Houston reeks of a desperate effort to stay relevant. Rock music officially died in 1994 (just like jazz died in 1967).
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Level 79
Jan 23, 2020
Agree. I love Whitney's music, but if she is included then when are we going to see Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Johnny Mathis, etc?
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Level 74
Jan 25, 2020
Rock never died. It just went underground. The "unholy trinity" (big labels controlling ~90% of the global market) push garbage (not the band) because it's easy and fast to make and the profit marginal is good. Yes, I worked in the music industry for odd year and another.
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Level ∞
Sep 11, 2020
You are right @WillemLAif. There is still some decent rock music being made, especially in places like Nashville and Austin. But it's no longer culturally relevant in the way that the Rolling Stones or the Beatles were. Nirvana is probably the last rock band that had a large amount of cultural caché.
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Level 80
Oct 21, 2020
In '94?? There's been a lot of good rock since then.
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Level 64
Feb 4, 2020
Can't believe I forgot Hank Ballard and Little Willie John!
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Level 64
Mar 13, 2020
Taken this quiz 3 times and it keeps saying I've never taken it. I give up, an hour and a half is quite enough.
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Level 51
Mar 16, 2020
): I feel sorry for you.
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Level 35
Apr 9, 2020
i did it!! :D *closes Wikipedia page*
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Level 51
May 10, 2020
Cheater.
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Level 34
Apr 20, 2020
Ringo starr joined in 2014 can you add him please
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Level 56
Apr 27, 2020
He didn't get added to the performer category, he was elected as an influencer.
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Level 34
May 4, 2020
thanks i didnt know there was a difference
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Level 56
Jun 16, 2020
i was so focused on all the obscure ones that I forgot both Rolling Stones and Metallica!!!!!
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Level 59
Jun 16, 2020
Agree with other commenters: The Rock 'n' Roll HOF has its share of inductees who don't fit that genre. (Whitney Houston - really?) But "rock 'n' roll" as part of the name does sound cooler than the "Pop HOF" (which brings to mind Britney Spears - uh, no thanks). And the term was coined first in Cleveland. (We here in Ohio like to misinterpret that and pretend that rock 'n' roll - the music itself - was born here, because we're cool like that. LOL) Rock 'n' roll as a music form is almost nonexistent these days, sadly. But on a more important point of debate - Genesis is in, Peter Gabriel is in, but not Phil Collins?! What the heck?!
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Level 71
Jun 17, 2020
Surprised not to see Supertramp nor Bob Geldorf/Boomtown Rats on here, nor any of the soul divas (apart from Donna Summer and Aretha Franklin) and a few others I can't remember now.
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Level 71
Aug 18, 2020
I imagine (desperately hope?) that in the next few years we'll be able to see our first nu metal and rap rock bands included - Korn just passed their 25th year, and most others will be eligible within the next 5. I imagine Linkin Park will be inducted in their first year of eligibility, 2025 (or maybe the hall of fame will continue to be dumb, who knows).
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Level 71
Aug 18, 2020
...or maybe not because they have completely ignored pretty much all hard rock and metal up to this point. Nice to see NIN though.
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Level 80
Oct 22, 2020
I seriously doubt they would induct Korn. Linkin Park, maybe, but kind of doubt that, too, honestly. but who knows
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Level 71
Nov 9, 2020
Looking back on this ... no Slayer, Pantera, or Megadeth. So probably no hope for the ones I named.
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Level 80
Oct 21, 2020
Well in the last few years with the induction of Depeche Mode, The Cure, Radiohead, Pearl Jam, The Moody Blues, and most importantly Nine Inch Nails, can't say this list is completely irrelevant anymore. But there are still a large number of strange omissions and inclusions.
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Level 61
Nov 18, 2020
No Bad Brains and no Jethro Tull?! What is going on here?!